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Chennai Port – an overview

Chennai Port- the third oldest port in the country is all set to handle 4 C’s – Containers, Cruise, Cars and Clean Cargo. It is an artificial harbour has 3 docks and 23 berths is an important port for major exports of automotive companies –Hyundai, Ford, Ashok Leyland  and upcoming Nissan. For more ongoing projects click here

Chennai Port to develop a dry port at Sriperumpudur

Tamil Nadu government had allocated 125 acres of land at Sriperumbudur to set up a dry port and a multi-modal logistics hub with an investment of Rs. 1000 million. It will come up on Mappedu near Sriperumbudur SEZ and will be set up on BOO basis. The private operator will get a 30 year license and it will have facilities like off dock container freight station, rail and road connectivity to national network and an on-site customs house. It may be noted, the Chennai-Ennore road and the 4-lane elevated corridor to Maduravayol has been put on fast track will be completed soon.

Chennai Port to expand its container terminal

Chennai Port is investing around Rs.36860 million to set up a mega container terminal with 4 million twenty foot equivalent units(TEUs) per annum. Of the total investment Rs. 9630 million will be spent on breakwater, Rs.5000 million for berths and Rs.3600 million for dredging and Rs.1240 million for reclamation. It may be noted, the port has two operators – PSA Sical and DubaiWorld and they are likely to handle 3 million TEU by end of 2013. Around 9 companies have shown interest in the upcoming terminal . Navyuga Engineering Co Ltd, DP World Pvt Ltd., IL&FS Maritime Infra Co Ltd., Vadinar Oil Terminal Ltd, Mundra Port SEZ, L&T Transco etc.,

Chennai Port signs agreement with Port of Halifax

Chennai Port signs agreement with Port of Halifax to promote maritime trade and port development. The agreement will also foster sharing of technical expertise, cruise knowledge and tourism between two ports. Halifax Port is also exploring the use of Halifax port for OEM auto exporters as port of entry into the north American markets. It may be noted, that Chennai port has also has similar agreement with Belgium port- Zeebrugge

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